Frances Dodds

Features Director at Entrepreneur.com

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Small Business Survives and Thrives

Welcome to the Age of FOMU (Fear of Meeting Up)

Fears for physical safety have morphed into social anxiety. But could our collective FOMU leave work culture better off?
Zoom

Zoom Earned More In 3 Months Than All of Last Year

The video conferencing company's stock soared roughly 23 percent, and its second quarter sales are up 355 percent from last year.
Black entrepreneurs

Before He Became a Revolutionary Coffee Roaster, He Photographed Revolutionaries

Red Bay Coffee founder Keba Konte has been documenting political movements for decades, and says the events of this year have had a "profound impact" on Black businesses. But there's been loss and fear, too.
Education

Distance Learning is a 'Nightmare' for Many Special Needs Kids. These Businesses Are Creating Tools to Help.

The loss of in-person special education has been devastating for many families who are trying to keep their kids' progress from stalling or regressing. Fortunately, education entrepreneurs are innovating to offer a bit of relief.
Technology

This Founder Was Inventing a "Touchless" World Before We Knew We Needed One

Simplehuman's Frank Yang was envisioning intuitive, design-centric home products long before they became instrumental in saving lives.
Black entrepreneurs

His Criminal Record Disqualified Him From Receiving PPP. So He Pushed Back, and Got the Rules Changed.

Troy Parker's cleaning and construction business hires returning citizens who struggle to find work elsewhere. When he was told he was ineligible for stimulus funds because of mistakes he already paid for, he started making calls.
News and Trends

Republicans Unveil Their $1 Trillion Stimulus Proposal. Here's What's in It.

They want to send out another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, while cutting those $600 weekly unemployment benefits to $200.
Health and Fitness Businesses

What's Up With Open Yoga Studios in COVID-19 Hotspots?

Yoga is a practice known for its mindful, do-no-harm teachings. But yoga studios are also businesses, and many in current COVID-19 red zones are still offering in-studio classes. We zero in on the yoga community in Phoenix, Arizona to decipher how various studios are approaching the pandemic, and what the future of the yogi business could look like.
Office Space

What Our Socially Distanced Workspaces Might Look Like

The architecture firm Gensler created an app to help businesses repurpose their spaces.
PPP

Has There Been $1 Billion in PPP Fraud?

A recent watchdog report found "significant risk" for fraud in the PPP. We spoke to a risk-management expert who identified the scope of the problem, and how to zero in on the seasoned fraudsters.
Generation Z

Gen Z Considers This Benefit More Important Than Salary

The greatest minds of this generation are social-justice oriented, STEM-savvy and financially conscious. And they really want good healthcare.
SBA

Still Need PPP? This SBA Tool Will Match You With Lenders In 2 Days

The Lender Match tool is part of the SBA's efforts to fund minority, rural and other underserved small businesses owners before the PPP ends on June 30.
Food Businesses

9 Bloody Brilliant Ways Businesses Are Navigating Meat Prices

Everyone from hot-dog distributors to French restaurants are finding innovative solutions.
Black entrepreneurs

6 Ways You Can Support Black Businesses Long-Term

Want to see lasting diversity and equality in your entrepreneurial community? Here are some ways to put your time, money, leadership and know-how to work on evening the playing field for minority-owned businesses.